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Letter: If it were up to me, you walk out; you’re fired

I agree that K-12 teachers are not paid nearly as much as they should. But they also are not flipping burgers for minimum wage, and name me one other profession that affords a 2+ month “break” every year.

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Letter: Everyone in Clarkdale knows: ‘It’s happening at Clark Memorial Library’

Another fascinating Clarkdale Home Tour and rousing bank robbery has just graced our fair town. And what a grand day it was.

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Letter: Thoroughly disgusted with our current teachers whining about pay

I have always been a strong supporter of education. I taught in public schools for 20 years.

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Letter: Mingus students step up big time in ‘Crazy for You’

In these divided times, all of Cottonwood can be unified in praise of the production of CRAZY FOR YOU at MUHS. The show is performed with an infectious, youthful, exuberant joy.

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Letter: James Ball’s ‘Crazy for You’ is best show in town

James Ball, Mingus Union High School Theatre Director has done it again. James Ball has brought the community a fantastic Dance-Musical. All of his students on stage and in the orchestra were OUTSTANDING.

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Letter: People with plenty need to leave legacy of generosity for Arizona

Wouldn’t it be a piece of Heaven if people with plenty stepped up and said, “We want to leave a legacy of generosity to the people of our state. We want to give a portion of our plenty to lift up the schools in Arizona; to supply teachers and staff with good salaries; counselors to help the struggling students and their families; and provide a rich curriculum for all students.”

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Letter: Art at the Clark a blizzard of color and talent

There is a blizzard of color at the Clarkdale Memorial Library. If you have not yet visited the library since it was pulled from the brink of annihilation by a group of dedicated and talented local citizens, now would be a good time to stop by.

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Letter: Volunteers needed to run Fort Verde Days

Camp Verde Promotions is currently looking for volunteers to help put on Fort Verde Days.

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My turn: Arizona teachers, students need you as an ally this week

This is a huge week for supporters of public education. As many of you know, our school districts are underfunded from the state level. Our community has taken on the slack passing override and bonds, but it’s time we demand the state fund public education and rural public education.

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Editorial: Planned teacher walkout a call to end empty promises of state lawmakers

The problem with the way the state funds Arizona’s classrooms has been a constant source of contention between Arizona lawmakers and the state’s education community for well over a decade now.

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Editorial Cartoon: April 20, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: April 20, 2018

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Commentary: Settling water rights key to Verde Valley’s future

When people and companies that drive economic development are considering investing in Arizona, they want “water certainty” – that is, proof of long-term water supplies that are both physically and legally available.

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Commentary: FOSTA a victory for victims, survivors of sex crimes

As a former law enforcement officer, I locked up sexual predators and sex traffickers who preyed on children and young men and women.

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Commentary: For Arizona’s teachers, it might be time to take a walk

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey stepped up this week, or at least he likes to think he did. His proposal calls for 20 percent pay raises for teachers across the state, with the increases to be spread out over the next two years.

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Letter: Never under estimate fire power of the underdog

History is replete with events where an armed citizenry was able to stand up to vastly superior firepower.

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Letter: Let’s hope city has thought 89 & Vine through

I do hope the City of Cottonwood & builders of 89 & Vine expansion have taken in to consideration the traffic impact.

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Letter: ‘Cornville Cornfest’ has nice ring to it

With regard to the announced suspension of the Camp Verde Cornfest (Verde Independent, 4-10-18), how about moving the event to Cornville? Windmill Park in the historic area of Cornville would be a good venue for a corn eating contest and cornhole games. Windmill Gardens has been a great host for craft fairs in the past.

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Commentary: Mingus not trying to hold secret meeting, but district’s understanding of Open Meeting Law sadly lacking

“The sequence of events that followed the revelation about the website noticing oversight played like something straight out of the playbook of “the dog ate my homework’”

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Editorial: Groseta is wearing a good poker face; let’s see what cards he is holding

Groseta isn’t blinking as he awaits the final card to be dealt his way. That card involves the successful passage of Senate Bill 1254, a “striker bill” introduced late in this legislative session.

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Editorial Cartoon: April 15, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: April 15, 2018

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Editorial Cartoon: April 13, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: April 13, 2018

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Commentary: OK, we’ve heard all your comments; what we need is your commitment

Knowing about some of the work that is involved with successfully managing and facilitating the events for the Town of Camp Verde, I’m surprised that some events have not been cancelled sooner by the dedicated and over-worked volunteers that are responsible for Camp Verde Promotions.

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Letter: Quiet reasonable discussion needed to minimize fatalities in future school shootings

A lot has been said on both sides of the gun control/gun laws (depending on your side) issue. Minds are not frequently changed, but positions harden.

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Editorial Cartoon: April 11, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: April 11, 2018

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Commentary: Suspension of Cornfest a reality check for Camp Verde

The current formula is not working. The same volunteers are stepping up and carrying a disproportionate load at every community event. It’s become abusive. They’re long past the point of burnout.

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